Libya Redux: McCain Meets With Islamist Rebels
Syria is FUBAR, and, back in the USA, bipartisan lunacy rules: the U.S. Senator and failed Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, who foolishly hailed Libyan Islamists as "freedom fighters," smuggled himself into Syria for a secret meeting with Al Qaeda-linked Sunni Islamists seeking to overthrow a secular dictatorship that is supported by Russia and Shiite Islamist Iran and its proxy, Hitlerian Hezbollah.
The downside of the Syrian adventure far exceeds that of the disastrous intervention in Libya, which McCain enthusiastically supported. A real catastrophe looms in Syria. The Alawite and remnant Christian minorities could be annihilated by the Sunnis; the civil war could engulf the region, with chemical weapons and advanced missiles falling into the hands of Al Qaeda and Hezbollah; Lebanon could again explode in sectarian strife; Israel could come under Iranian/Hezbollah missile bombardment; Russia could move militarily to defend the Syrian regime; the United States and NATO, including Turkey, could be drawn into armed conflict, along with Saudi Arabia and Jordan. China could become involved; and its ally, North Korea, could act up on behalf of its partner in nuclear and missile crimes, Iran, and in order to take advantage of an opportunity for aggression against South Korea while Washington is entangled in a new Middle East crisis.
All that could happen … as the world prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The appeasement of Iran and radical Islam recalls 1939. But there is a 1913-1914-like aspect of the current international situation that is downright terrifying.